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I thought this was a neat photo.http:

http://www.strangeoldepictures.com/images/content/155205.jpg

Fantastic pic.

Any ideas on the unit ?? The reason I am asking is that the Kilts are w/o a Plaid & the only units I know of that wore a kilt like that, was the London Scottish regiment & the Toronto Scottish. ( it defiantly a kilt & not an "apron) That would make them wearing the kilt I am eagerly awaiting to arrive from the UK. WOW if that is true. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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I checked the web site where the picture came from Jack and it doesn't give any type of info on the unit..

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24th September 1955: Princess Louise's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders wearing the traditional Sutherland tartan during a parade in Stirling, north-central Scotland. The regiment comprises the combined forces of the 91st Argyllshires and the 93rd Sutherlands (the 'Thin Red Line' of Balaklava fame). Original Publication: Picture Post - 8005 - Famous Scottish Regiments 12 : The Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders - pub. 1955 (Photo by Malcolm Dunbar/Picture Post/Getty Images)

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Captain R Leslie Smith and NCO's, 'C' Company, 8th Battalion Argyll &

Sutherland Highlanders - all wear the 1914 Mons Star. Charleroi, Belgium, 1919.

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Here is a pic of the LRS "charging" (WWI). Cheeky Blokes aren't they ?? :rolleyes:

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Gordons? Wouldn't mind some info on this one. WW1 from the looks, & I had a great-granda in France with the Gordons then.

d@mn Larry, you've come back with a vengeance here :) Thanks for those pics.

Pops, good one. There's always room for a laugh up at the sharp end.

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Gordons? Wouldn't mind some info on this one. WW1 from the looks, & I had a great-granda in France with the Gordons then.

I'll see what I can find, I need to remember where I got it from...

d@mn Larry, you've come back with a vengeance here :) Thanks for those pics.

History has always been a passion of mine so when I get a chance to do something like this I do the very best that I can.

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VERY nice photo. And thank you Cactus Jack for your intel. Love it!

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The Black Watch from the Great War

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Gordon Highlanders machine gun corps, June 1914.

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Gordon Highlanders machine gun corps, June 1914.

Well done again bro! I've seen that pic before, so I know it's the Gordons, but that gunner on the left looks more to be wearing an Argyll & Sutherland.

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One of the most enjoyable threads I've seen on any forum in a long time.

Kilt ON!

Chris Webb

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One of the most enjoyable threads I've seen on any forum in a long time.

Kilt ON!

Chris Webb

AGREE.

Perhaps we should make a NEW section just for "old traditional photos ??? ( not just Mil, but civilian.)

How about it ???

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Maybe a subforum in Celtic History?

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There's a way to do this and I'll get it started here shortly.

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Here's a few I found around the traps. They are all WW! vintage & show different uniforms quite well, I think.

Canada's 48th Highlanders:

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An Argyll & Sutherland corporal in Dress Uniform:

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Highland Light Infantry. Interestingly, although the HLI wore the MacKenzie tartan, the regiment insisted on being classified as a non-kilted Highland regiment, as it recruited mainly from Glasgow in Lowland Scotland.:

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The HLI was the only Highland regiment to wear trews, until 1947 when kilts were authorised. An earlier exception was the Glasgow Highlanders who wore kilts and were a territorial battalion within the HLI.

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circa 1916: A kit inspection in the London Scottish Regiment on the Western Front. The London Scottish Regiment was formed by Lord Elcho, 10th Earl of Wemyss, in 1859 as the London Scottish Rifle Volunteers. They are affiliated to the Gordon Highlanders and wear the Elcho tartan (Hodden Grey). (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

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